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Congratulations, Grinnellian

Welcome to the class of 2025.

Our campus brings together students from all over the United States and the globe (nearly 50 countries!), and our student body includes 26% domestic students of color, 20% international students, and 15% first-generation college students. 62% of students come from beyond the Midwestern United States, and more than 60 languages are spoken on campus. We haven’t met you all yet, but we have every confidence that you will enrich — and be enriched by — our intentional and inclusive community of fearless learners, thoughtful leaders, kind human beings, and responsible citizens of the world.

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First things first.

Between now and May 1, we are offering live virtual events for admitted students and families through your admitted student portal, so you can get to know Grinnell and meet your future classmates. 

Check out YOUR admitted student portal 

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You're in.

Now what?

In their own words

We asked three students what they love about Grinnell. Here are their answers.

What is a Grinnellian?

It means curating your own curriculum and getting to work on your intellectual and professional goals — all with guidance and support from your advisers and mentors. And it means knowing your way around a complex world, and how to make it better for everyone. Are you ready to be a Grinnellian?
Cinthia Romo ’21

Explore Student Journeys

Cinthia Romo ’21 took advantage of internships and service opportunities all over the U.S., explored Europe through the Global Learning Program, and prepared for a Ph.D. in sociology. Read more about the extraordinary journeys our students experience through Grinnell College

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Committed to Diversity and Inclusion

Through our Office of International Student Affairs and Office of Intercultural Affairs, we offer dedicated programming and support for students from diverse identities, and throughout campus our faculty, staff, and students are invested in supporting all students, all identities, and all perspectives. Are you curious what it's like to be a “diverse” student at Grinnell College? 

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For First-Gen Students

First-generation professors and employees of Grinnell College share advice for prospective first-generation college students, who comprise 15% of our student body.

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A different way to explore Grinnell

Join Sophie the Squirrel as she shows you everything you need to know about Grinnell.

Academics & More

Master the art of learning by doing, and prepare for your professional ambitions — all with the support of your advisers and mentors.
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The First-Year Tutorial

The First-Year Tutorial is your academic and social introduction to Grinnell. It’s also technically the only class (outside your major) required for all students, but calling Tutorial “required” doesn’t quite do it justice. Here are a few examples of previous Tutorials - which would you choose?

Raghav Malik

Alumni Stories

Some of the greatest minds go forth from Grinnell. Like those before you, you’ll leave Grinnell ready for your next adventure, and many that follow, as you make your way in the world. Explore stories of past alumni of Grinnell and where they are now. Curious about where students go with their degrees? See our student's graduate outcomes by major department, from their jobs to their graduate schools.

Mark Laver

Recorded Lectures

Experience recorded lectures with our renowned professors from the comfort of your home. Learn about jazz composer Duke Ellington with Professor Mark Laver, cortical rotation in biology with Professor Josh Sandquist, the historical election of 1800 with Professor Sarah Purcell, and more!


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A Sense of Place

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